Wednesday, April 25


On the Origins of the Arts

A sociobiologist on how we evolved into artists.


The Criminalization of Bad Mothers

Alabama’s chemical-endangerment law was passed to protect kids from meth labs. But is the prosecution of about 60 mothers – and the definition of “child” extended to “unborn child” – pushing its boundaries too far?


A Rumbling of Things Unknown

On Marilyn Monroe and the pains of post-war America.


"We Thought the Sun Would Always Shine on Our Lives"

In 1987, a terrible accident kills five Ole Miss sorority members. The author catches up with her Chi Omega sisters who survived.


The Sorkin Way

On the set of Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO show The Newsroom.

Tuesday, April 24


The Ayatollah Under the Bed(sheets)

Iran’s sex-obsessed old guard reacts to a state where “the majority of the population is young.… Young people by nature are horny. Because they are horny, they like to watch satellite channels where there are films or programs they can jerk off to.… We have to do something about satellite television to keep society free from this horny jerk-off situation.”


The Man Who Hacked Hollywood

How a lonely, self-taught hacker found his way into the private emails of movie stars – and into the underworld of the celebrity-skin business.


The Art of Waiting

Yearning for conception.

The Joshua Davis Archive on Longform

The Joshua Davis Archive

Diamond heists, LonelyGirl15, and a trip to compete in the U.S. Open sumo championships—Joshua Davis on Longform.


The Stalking of Korean Hip Hop Superstar Daniel Lee

The story of a bizarre—and bizarrely effective—smear campaign.


Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch

“That learning to cook could lead an American woman to success of any kind would have seemed utterly implausible in 1949; that it is so thoroughly plausible 60 years later owes everything to Julia Child’s legacy.”

Monday, April 23


The House of Second Chances

On L.A.’s Homeboy Industries, which offers former felons—including at least one disgraced CEO—the chance to work.